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Hi, Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting. I'm Carol, married to Bill, with two children. I love to dabble in all types of crafty pursuits and enjoy nothing more than attending workshops and learning new techniques, which I then try to reproduce at home....sometimes with success!!!


Friday, 25 January 2013

Playing !!!!!!!!!

Hi All,
Had time for a little play yesterday and the day before, with some new items from Splodge Away, am really loving the masks and what you can do with them all and the StenSkape is brill!! Hoping after blitzing the house to have some more time with these later. For now here are a few I created, literally just usuing the masks and Distress inks!

Made the background and stamped bulrushes in the foreground. Created the scene with the Stenskape,cut into 2 uunequal sizes, matted and layered onto black shiny card stock, then matched and positioned with the foreground images. A misty mornings fishing!!!
I am entering this for the following challenges.
Again using the same mask, created this.using variuos distress inks. Added a little fishing rod to show all his endeavours were not in vane!
 I will be entering this into Crafty Boots Challenge..New
This roses mask is gorgeous...used it randomy to create the back ground added a border and ribbon trim then used the mask as a stencil and cut out three flowers and flourishes, The heart is a large mask that was coloured onto shrink plastic and shrunk. A few gems were then added and a little sentiment printed out and attached.
Am entering this for
Craft Room Challenge....monotone
Crafty Boots Challenge,,new

Final one for now is this lovely oriental bamboo mask. Coloured over the entire card with black soot distress and then embossed ti give an enamelled effect, then bumped it to the right slightly, to give a shadow area which was then coloured in fired brick and stormy skies. The centr of the mask was cut away and an oriental image from my stash placed beneth and attached. Lastly a decoupaged Japanese lady was adde to the foreground.
I will be entering this into Crafty Boots Challenge..new
Hope you enjoed peeking at these and thanks for any comments they are much appreciated.
Carol xxx


  1. You might have known you would find me here..
    Carol i have to confess to having a favourite,The mono fisherman is so beautiful.
    I love the bamboo frame too. The colours just seem to fall around each other. Perfect choices of colours.
    Big Hugs,
    Nelle xx

  2. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  3. love your card! could of been tricky with all that grey- but it looks fab, great monchrome card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  4. Nice card... Thanks for playing along with us at brown sugar... Good Luck !!

  5. I love the design of your card, it really looks fab.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. You've made some lovely cards! The first one: the panels make this image something extra-ordinary - what a great effect! Your second one is fun, with the added fishing rod. They're perfect male cards! Thanks for visiting me and leaving me some much appreciated sweet comments:)

  7. You've been busy! You have created some great effects and fabulous cards. The first card is my favorite. Lynne xx

  8. Great card!! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week!! Hope you decide to play along with us again!!
    Alice B.

  9. Hi Carol - your cards are lovely, the top one is wonderfully atmospheric...Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

  10. Hello Carol!! Thanks for visiting, I saw your picture when I was on the Anything Goes page. Looks like you have been having fun lately!! I seem to be getting a lot done at the moment not quite sure why, probably because I have hardly moved from the house in the cold weather. Please don't beat yourself up about commenting - I don't get to half as many places as I would like!! It's always a pleasure to get a visit though, however infrequent! With very best wishes, Cindy

  11. Hi, your two cards for the monochrome challenge are great. Both very different! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge this time! SUZANNE X

  12. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  13. We're so glad you entered Challenge #30 - "Valentine's Day/Hearts" at Simply Create Too!! Hope you enter our next challenge too--your cards are all so pretty.

    Simply Create Too DT Member